Legal information

Responsible for the content:

Kestermann Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Strasse 7
51069 Köln Germany

Email: Info(at)

Managing Director: Roland Kestermann
Commercial register: Cologne District Court, HRB 5840
VAT identification number: DE 122 943 338

Data protection statement

Area of application

This data protection statement informs the user about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personalised data on this website by the offerer responsible KESTERMANN Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Strasse 7, 51069 Köln, Germany, (hereinafter referred to as the "website").

The legal basis for data protection in Germany can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [BDSG]) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz [TMG]).

Access data/server logfiles

The offerer (or his web space provider) collects data on every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data include:

name of website accessed, date and time of access, transferred data volume, report on successful access, browser type and version, user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.

The offerer only uses the logfiles for statistical analyses for operational purposes, and for site security and optimisation. However, the offerer reserves the right to retroactively examine the log files if there is a concrete reason to suspect illegal use.

Handling personal data

Personal data is information with the aid of which a person can be identified, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the email address or the telephone number. However, personal data can also include information on preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites visited.

The operator only collects, uses and forwards personal data where this is allowed under law or when the user has agreed to the collection of data.


When contacting the offerer (for example using a contact form or email), the user's data are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case any follow-up questions arise.


In our newsletter, we inform you about our activities and our ranges.

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need a valid email address from you and information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the indicated email address or that the email account holder has agreed to receive the address. No other data will be collected. These data are used to send the newsletter only and are not forwarded to third parties.

When you register to receive the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date that you registered. This information is saved solely for the purposes of demonstrating that a third party has misused the email address and registered to receive the newsletter without the holder's knowledge.

You can withdraw your consent for your data and email address being stored and used to send the newsletter at any time. You can withdraw consent using a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile or by notifying us using one of the contact options indicated above.

Integration of services and third-party content

It is possible that third-party content, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps map material, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, for example, are integrated in this online offer. This always assumes that the offerer of this content (hereinafter referred to as 'third-party offerer') can access the IP address of the user. Without the IP address they would not be capable of sending the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is therefore necessary to display the content. We take care only to use content for which the respective offerer only uses the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party offerer stores the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If this is known to us, we explain this to the user.


Cookies are small files which allow information specific to the access device of the user to be stored on the access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On one side, they serve the user-friendliness of the website and therefore the user (e.g. storing login data). On the other, they serve to collect statistical website use data and allow them to be analysed to improve the offer. The user can influence the use of cookies. The majority of browsers have an option for restricting or completely blocking the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that use, and in particular ease of use, are restricted without the use of cookies.

You can manage numerous online advertising cookies at the American site or the EU site

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses what are called 'cookies', text files stored on the user's computer, which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google shortens the user's IP address within a member state of the European Union or within another state which has signed the European Economic Area Agreement prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website and Internet use.

The IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The user can prevent the cookies from being stored by making the corresponding setting in their browser software; however, the website points out that users may not be able to enjoy the full scope of functions on this website in such cases. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to website use (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Instead of using the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you may click on this link to prevent data collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will is set on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins feature a Facebook logo (white "f" on blue background or a "thumbs up" icon) or contain the suffix "Facebook Social Plugin". You can see the list of Facebook social plugins and what they look like here:

When a user opens a web page provided by this website which contains such a plugin, their browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook servers. The content of plugins is transferred directly to their browser and incorporated into this website. The provider has therefore no influence on the extent of data which Facebook collects with help of this plugin. The provider informs the user what they are aware of in this respect:

When the plugin is integrated, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the page concerned provided by this website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit with their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, by pressing the Like Button or leaving a comment, for example, related information from their browser will be transmitted directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook will identify and store their IP address. Facebook declares that only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

Users can refer to the data protection information on Facebook regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and usage of data by Facebook. Users can also consult their rights in this respect and view their privacy setting options:

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about them through this website or correlate their data with their Facebook account, then the user must log off from Facebook before visiting this site.

Google+ +1 button

This website uses the Google Plus social network "+1" button, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button features the "+1" emblem on a white or coloured background.

When a user opens a web page provided by this website which contains such a button, their browser establishes a direct connection with Google servers. Google transmits the contents of the "+1" button to their browser, which are integrated into the web page. The provider has therefore no influence on the amount of data the Google button collects. Google states that no personal data is collected if the user does not click on the button. Such data, including the IP address, are only collected and processed if members are logged on.

Please refer to Google data protection information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and usage of data by Google. You can also consult your rights in this respect and view your privacy setting options in Google’s button policy: and privacy FAQs:

Revocation, revision, corrections and updates

On request, the user has the right to information concerning the personal data stored on them at no charge. The user also has the right to correct incorrect data, to blocking and deletion of the personal data if this is not prohibited by any statutory retention obligation.

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